Anger is a natural response to circumstances that can lead to unacceptable and damaging behavior. This concise guide includes 15 lessons to teach children to express anger responsibly, safely, and in a controlled way. The activities help children to recognize anger, investigate strategies to defuse anger before it explodes, and understand that they are responsible for their behavior and can control their actions.
Provides adults with guidelines for helping any student participate more successfully at school. Includes key principles for understanding why students misbehave; effective activities that teachers, counselors, administrators, and students can use to help decrease incidents of conflict at school; and suggestions for recognizing root causes of misbehavior in order to meet the student emotional needs and prevent further adjustment difficulties. Directed primarily toward school counselors, mental health professionals, parent educators, teachers, parents, and others who assist children and adolescents with behavioral difficulties, this guidebook offers practical advice and proven solutions.
Groups To Go makes it easy for the busy counselor to develop and present small groups. A compilation of 14 small groups divided into the three most desired topics for early elementary students - Behavior: Anger, Facing Reality, Attention-Seeking, Controlling Anger; Academic Improvement: Listening Study Skill, Concentration Study Skill, Another Year In The Same Grade, Time Management, Study Skills/Work Habits, Making The Decision To Learn; and Understanding Self And Others: Self-Esteem, Shy Or Withdrawn Students, Self Confidence, Friendship. Each session is laid out with its purpose, materials needed, and a step-by-step session plan. For use with small-group counseling.
Life-skill lessons for the very young child. The topics are presented in six units, and young children associate these topics with their jellybean counterparts. Each unit contains short lessons followed by fun-to-do activity sheets. Children will delight as they meet and learn from: Angry Arlene, The Grumpy Jellybean (anger-management); Emotional Eugene, The Feeling Jellybean (emotions); Decision-Making Dean, The Problem-Solving Jellybean (problem-solving skills); Me, Maureen, The Self-Knowing Jellybean (self-confidence); Friendly Francine, The Neighborly Jellybean (friendship skills); Ornery Ordean, The Misbehaving Jellybean (misbehaviors-cheating, lying, stealing). Includes ASCA standards and color and black and white activity pages.
Reproducible, interactive coloring stories for young children that emphasize character traits and behaviors. Each story includes comprehension and self-insight questions and activities throughout the text, one or more follow-up activities, and supplementary activities. By completing the activities or questions and coloring the pictures, each child creates a personal book to read over and over again and share with his/her parents. The stories/topics include: The Proud Pepperoni (Respecting differences); Angry Vegetables (Handling anger); Swimming With The Fish (Friendship and character); Toni The Bully (Handling a bully); and Miss Wingate's Ears Are Growing (Tattling).
Drawing is a comfortable means of communication for children. Colorful Counseling! provides an activity children will enjoy and teaches them important life lessons. Age level, topic of discussion, and application are left to the discretion of the counselor who can use the worksheets independently, combine them for different topics of discussion, or use them to make booklets about different subject areas. Each of the 10 life-skill booklets has approximately 10 drawing sheets for the students to complete. The topics are: Self, Loss, Family, Anger, Behavior, Friendship, Safety First, School, Emotional Awareness, and Fears/Worries. The included zip file contains color versions of the reproducible handouts found in the book.
A variety of creative activities will have students anxiously awaiting each session. Whether it playing a game, being involved in an arts-and-crafts project, receiving a reminder poster of the lesson, or any of the many other activities, students will have fun and come away with important knowledge about the theme of the group and about themselves. This creative program includes complete group sessions for grades K-1, 2-3, and 4-5 on the following topics: Anger Management, Behavior, Self-Esteem, Cancer Support, Friendship, Study Skills, Grief and Loss, plus an innovative group called The Lunch Bunch. Includes ASCA standards. The included zip file contains color versions of the reproducible handouts found in the book.
Monthly games, lessons, and activities for classrooms and small groups. Includes games for every season, every month, and popular holidays. Each game can be completed in one class period, is easily presented in a classroom, requires few materials, and emphasizes an educational topic. Students will delight when they learn social skills by playing Bubble, Bubble or they celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day and learn conflict-resolution. Includes games/lessons on: Social Skills, Good Character, Manners, Study Skills and Goal Setting, Responsible Decisions, Friendship, Conflict Resolution, Anger Management, Listening. The included zip file contains color and/or grayscale versions of the reproducible handouts found in the book.